New York Legal Matters: The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act


The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 brought about sweeping changes to New York's landlord-tenant laws. The act implemented a number of notable changes to protect tenants, including the imposition of limits on landlords' abilities to increase rents, evict delinquent tenants, and convert existing rent stabilized units into market-rate apartments. The course covers these and other important provisions of the Act so that you'll be ready to help clients comply with the Act's new requirements.

This course meets the 1-hour legal matters course requirement.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • state the purpose of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act
  • explain how rent control and rent stabilization work
  • identify changes to preferential rent and other new guidelines affecting landlord-tenant laws
  • describe landlords' duties with regard to rent increases, renewals, and documentation
  • recognize how luxury deregulation and owner-use exceptions are affected by the Act
  • describe the new limits on security deposits, the timeline for returning deposits, and rules regarding move-out and move-in inspections

Designed For

New York real estate licensees at all stages of their career.

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